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Salem (Mass.) Public Safety Committee Records

Salem (Mass.) Public Safety Committee Records

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SALEM (Mass.) PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE RECORDS, 1917-1919

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Salem Public Safety Committee
Title:Salem (Mass.) Public Safety Committee Records
Dates:1917/1919
Quantity:.5 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Abstract:The Salem (Mass.) Public Safety Committee (SPSC) Records include correspondence, member lists, public programs, printed material, and military rosters created by the sub-committees of the SPSC from 1917 to 1919.
Identification:MM 26

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Scope and Content Note

The Salem Public Safety Committee (SPSC) Records include correspondence, member lists, public programs, printed material, and military rosters created by the sub-committees of the SPSC from 1917 to 1919. The documents were originally compiled by SPSC Chairman Arthur H. Phippen and presented to Mayor Denis J. Sullivan and the citizens of Salem for their own use. The records were arranged in folders by subject and held within a larger portfolio. This arrangement has been maintained and all folder titles are the original titles given by the SPSC.


Historical Sketch

The Salem Public Safety Committee (SPSC) was organized under Mayor Henry P. Benson on April 1, 1917, in Salem, Massachusetts, to cooperate with the Massachusetts Committee on Public Safety in their efforts to prepare the country for involvement in World War I. David M. Little was appointed Chairman, with David N. Cook and James J. Welch appointed as assistants. A total of 27 committees were formed to handle daily business within the organization, including the Finance Committee, the Food Production and Conservation Committee, and the Hygiene, Medicine and Sanitation Committee. Arthur H. Phippen, Chairman of the SPSC in 1918, compiled the records of the SPSC for presentation to Mayor Denis J. Sullivan and the citizens of Salem. With the submission of the committee and sub-committee records, Phippen tendered his resignation and recommended the dissolution of the SPSC, claiming that the committee's work had been completed.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Public Safety Committee (Salem, Mass.)
Liberty Loan Committee (Salem, Mass.)
United States--Army--Massachusetts Field Artillery Regiment, 1st (1917-1918)
United States--Army--Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 104th (1917-1918), Co. H
Massachusetts--Committee on Public Safety (1917-1918)
Massachusetts--Militia
World War, 1914-1918
Salem (Mass.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Salem Public Safety Committee Records, MM 26, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Mr. Arthur H. Phippen on September 20, 1919.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Halley Grogan, June 2012.


Related Material

World War I Records, 1914-1919, MM 22


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